Bed Bug Treatment Tips To Follow
A bed bug may be small – Roughly the size and shape of an apple seed – But the mere sight of them will still bring in a huge wave of panic and fear towards homeowners. Here are some tips on how to do the correct bed bug treatment so you won’t feel them biting you while you sleep at night, and get a good night’s rest.
Tips For DIY Bed Bug Treatment
According to a recent study, bed bugs are actually attracted to the colors black and red – So maybe it’s a good idea for you to skip buying bedsheets, comforters, pillowcases and blankets in those colors. They also tend to stay away from brighter shades, like yellow, white, and green. Researchers feel like these shades will provide good protection from predators such as spiders and ants. And because bed bugs have a red exoskeleton, it’s highly likely that they’re attracted to black and red shades since it does suggest the presence of other bed bugs. Bed bugs like to stick together in large groups. So be sure to keep an eye out for signs that you have a bed bug infestation in your midst.
One form of bed bug treatment happens when an exterminator treats your furniture and rooms with a combination of deep heat, dry steam cleaning, and chemicals. If you have clothes stored inside a bed bug infested room – Or have placed brand new bedsheets on a bug-ridden bed, then throw them immediately inside a hot dryer, with a temperature of over 120 degrees. Wash or steam them for over 30 minutes, to eradicate both the bed bugs and their eggs. Washing them in a bucket of hot and soapy water won’t do the trick.
Sometimes, you’ll get unlucky enough to wake up with bed bug bites all over your arms. Bed bugs actually do feast on blood as a food source. Growing bed bugs have to eat at least once so they can fully mature into adults, with female bed bugs needing it the most so they can produce eggs. Bed bug eggs are very small, and are the size of a speck of dirt. Up close, bed bugs come with long beaks which are used to pierce through victims’ skin and drink up the blood. Searching for the correct blood vessel might take more than just a single bite from the bug itself – Which is why the amount of red welts on the victim’s skin don’t necessarily mean they came from multiple bed bugs.